LG 47LE8900 review

Direct LED lighting meets a decent price, solid multimedia features and a Freeview HD tuner to very desirable effect

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  • Outstanding HD picture quality
  • Fine multimedia support
  • Excellent calibration flexibility


  • Impoverished online service
  • Average sound
  • Standard def could look better

Despite being one of the TV world's more cutting-edge screens, the 47LE8900 doesn't have 3D. This is not necessarily a weakness; if you want 3D from an LG TV, you can get it either from the active LX9900 series or the passive 47in 47LD950.

So the idea with this model is that people who aren't too fussed about 3D can get their hands on the upper reaches of LG's TV picture quality technologies without having to splurge out extra for the three-dimensional wizardry.

What you still get for your £1,700 is the potentially killer combination of direct LED backlighting and a startlingly slim design that looks like it should instead belong to an edge-lit TV, rather than the usually superior (in picture quality terms) direct technique.

Not that LG has abandoned edge backlighting. Far from it; the LX6900 series combines active 3D playback with edge LED lighting, while non-3D edge LED models can be found in the LE7900 and LE5900 series, with their 100Hz processing and, in the LE7900's case, Bluetooth connectivity.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyINFINIA LE8900
Brand NameLG
Screen Size119.4 cm (47")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)31.60 kg
Backlight TechnologyDirect LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption91.80 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio9,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Height with Stand768.30 mm
Width with Stand1122.60 mm
Depth with Stand275 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height707.3 mm
Width1122.6 mm
Depth34.5 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesLE8900
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Sleep Timer, Child Lock, Channel Labeling, Auto-off, Auto Power On, Teletext
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model47LE8900
Product NameINFINA 47LE8900 LED-LCD TV
Product LineINFINIA
Manufacturer Part Number47LE8900
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The LG Full LED LE8900 series provides sublime picture quality with a stunning ultra slim single layer design. The LE8900 series has LED lights behind the TV allowing for better quality whilst not sacrificing on the depth of the TV (under 3.5cm). Freeview HD, TruMotion 200Hz as well as access to your favourite internet content like youtube will make this TV from LG the centre piece of your home entertainment experience.

Package Contents
  • Component Gender Cable
  • AV Gender Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • AAA Batteries
  • Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials CD
  • Cable Holder
  • Remote Control
  • Cleansing Cloth
  • 8 x (M4 x 20) Screws
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)26.95 kg